Thursday, July 31, 2008
Our rat terriers generally kill any critters that show up uninvited in our yard, but they weren't messing with this bad boy. I found them barking at this big, coiled-up bull snake from a considerable distance. Obviously, I don't have a great fear of snakes (as long as I know they're there anyway). So I picked him up with a stick, put him in a big garbage can and then drove him into a wooded area about 5 miles away to release him. While I would've appreciated him consuming any rodents around here, I was also concerned that he might eat some of our eggs as well. Plus, I didn't really want to run into him again unexpectedly. Therefore, I decided that relocation was the way to go.